Europe : A History

By (author) Norman Davies


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From the Ice Age to the Cold War, from Reykjavik to the Volga, from Minos to Margaret Thatcher, Norman Davies here tells the entire story of Europe in a single volume. It is the most ambitious history of the continent ever undertaken.

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  • Paperback | 1392 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 62mm | 1,619.97g
  • 23 Jan 2014
  • The Bodley Head Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 1
  • 1847922902
  • 9781847922908
  • 143,074

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Norman Davies C. M. G., F. B. A. is Professor Emeritus of the University of London, a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and the author of several books on Polish and European history, including God's Playground, White Eagle, Red Star, The Isles, Microcosm and Europe: East and West.

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"Any European or world citizen should read this... History that illuminates the present day" -- T. S. Learner Big Issue "Books of real quality and importance are rare. Norman Davies's history of Europe is one of them. It is a brilliant achievement, written with intelligence, lucidity and a breathtaking width of knowledge... This is a book everyone should read" -- A. C. Grayling Financial Times "A noble monument of scholarship, and all the more noble because it is so full of surprise and feeling... There are superb assessments of vastly daunting subjects" -- Jan Morris Independent "Monumental, authoritative... A book for enquiring minds of all ages, it will answer hundreds of enquires and provoke thousands more" -- Noel Malcolm Sunday Telegraph "No history of Europe in the English language has been so even-handed in its treatment of east and west... Strong characterisation, vivid detail, trenchant opinions, cogent anaylsis all make this tremendous reading" Times Literary Supplement

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